Isaiah Harf inducted into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2024) — Regional Managing Director Isaiah Harf has been selected by Midwest Real Estate News for the 2023 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.  

The 14th Hall of Fame class features the most important players across the commercial real estate industry and is highlighted in the publication’s Winter 2024 Special Edition magazine.

“Isaiah Harf is a perennial top net lease producer and respected across the commercial real estate industry for his deep expertise and big personality,” said Jeff Cox, executive managing director of Commercial Investment Sales at Northmarq. “He is the perfect combination of expert advisor, fierce negotiator and quality human being. I count it a privilege to call him a colleague and friend.”

In his Chicago-based role at Northmarq, Harf has proven invaluable to the company and industry — overseeing the Chicago, Cincinnati and Toledo Commercial Investment Sales offices.  

“Self-motivated, disciplined and focused, these words describe Isaiah Harf,” said Anna Sidimirova, lead marketing coordinator for Harf. “Through the years, Isaiah’s guidance and support have helped many individuals to accomplish their professional goals. The impact that he has made on the net lease industry is invaluable. It is my pleasure to work with Isaiah every day.”

With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Harf manages many responsibilities in addition to being a top producer — with a focus on the sale of net lease assets. Harf has closed more than $3 billion in total transaction volume and has partnered with some of the nation’s most respected and trusted institutions, REITS, private equity managers and merchant developers.

“I really enjoy interacting with people, seeing people’s careers grow and knowing that I was able to help someone accomplish something that they never thought possible,” Harf said. “Our industry attracts all kinds of people, and I’ve learned that the most talented people are sometimes the most overlooked. Additionally, I’ve enjoyed getting to know our clients and their families and being part of something greater than a simple — or not so simple — transaction.”

Harf co-runs his team with BJ Feller, senior vice president and managing director at Northmarq, providing extensive knowledge to buyers and sellers across the nation. Additionally, Harf runs multiple sale leaseback programs for fast-food retailers and is a leader in the net leased healthcare and cannabis-based sectors.

Harf credits his success to hard work, market knowledge, dedication to his clients and integrity.

“I have also had the benefit of having an instrumental business partner, BJ Feller, who has continued to push me and make me better,” Harf said.

Since 2019, Harf has completed some of the net lease sector’s larger transactions, with buildings occupied by tenants like Whole Foods and Stop & Shop.

“My success can be attributed to doing what I say I’m going to do,” he said. “I pride myself on always being available for clients and embrace the opportunity to put in the extra hours of work to meet the demands of the day. You may not always win, but you can’t win if you don’t give yourself the time.”

Outside of work, Harf enjoys live sporting events and spending time with his wife, Dana, and his children, Brody, Levi and Demi.

Read Isaiah Harf’s full feature (on page 29). 

Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, loan servicing, and fund management. The company combines industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling its national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Northmarq's solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $39 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company and Four Pillars Capital Markets, Northmarq established itself as a provider of opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit: